Legal Studies - HSC

HSC Options resources

Here you'll find resources to dive deeper into your legal studies options.

Find resources to help you with the topic you're studying on these pages

Don't forget to always start your research with the 'Begin your Preliminary and HSC legal studies research' tab. No matter which topic you're studying, you can find current, relevant information from encyclopaedias, journals, newspapers, books, government websites and statistics.

Use the menu to the left to get started on your topic.

How Parliament makes laws

So where do laws come from?

Watch this 10 minute video to learn how laws are made by parliament.

Discover how a Bill becomes an Act, how legislation changes over time, and why some laws are made by the Commonwealth and others by the states.

Captioned version also available.

Developed by LIAC, State Library of NSW

How courts make laws

Legislation is a major source of law. Courts are the other source.

Watch this 10 minute video to learn how laws are made by the courts.

You'll also find out about the court hierarchy, and the courts' and tribunals' jurisdictions.

Developed by LIAC, State Library of NSW

Captioned version also available.

Find legal answers

Law books at the Library

Browse the shelves (at location number 340s) in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room to find books that cover all areas of the law.

We also have law books in the Library's stack storage.

Search the Library's catalogue to find and request books from stack.